Some schools across the country will close on March 8, the same day as the Day Without a Woman March, due to concerns they’ll be short-staffed.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools in North Carolina will close. Durham Public Schools may close but have not reached a final decision. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Superintendent Jim Causby has decided to make March 8 a teacher workday and students will not have to make up the day:
“The expected absences would make it difficult to teach students on March 8 and to provide essential services including transportation and food service,” the school system said in an emailed statement Thursday.
“Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools values and supports its female employees,” the statement read. “However, the decision to close schools is not an endorsement of the planned demonstration. The decision is made solely to avoid operating school on a day when there are insufficient staff to provide instruction and basic school services.”
— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 5, 2017
Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia have also decided to close and make March 8 a teacher workday:
The school system said this was “not a decision that was made lightly,” and was based solely on their “ability to provide sufficient staff to cover all classrooms.” They said this decision was not based on a political stance or position.
huh. A Day Without Women shuts down Alexandria City Schools. pic.twitter.com/L4wqylng0D
— delrayser (@delrayser) March 6, 2017
As Sarah wrote at Twitchy, this is all about politics. These females have decided to ditch work for political reasons.
On Twitter, @PoliMath points out the obvious:
There may be a deep irony that a "day without a woman" is most likely to negatively impact the poor & working class
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) March 6, 2017
I wonder when parents will cause a ruckus about this, especially if they learn that the woman behind these stupid marches is Rasmea Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist, murderer, and liar:
On November 10, 2014, a federal jury in Detroit returned a guilty verdict against Rasmieh (Rasmea) Yousef Odeh for illegally procuring naturalization by falsely answering questions whether she “ever” had been convicted or imprisoned.
In fact, Rasmea was convicted in 1970 and imprisoned in Israel for 10 years in connection with a 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem in which two university students were killed, and other security offenses including the attempted bombing of the British Consulate.
D.C. public schools will remain open on March 8.
DC Public Schools says "all students and staff are expected to be in school throughout the day so the teaching and learning can continue."
— Richard Reeve (@richardreeve317) March 6, 2017
Now the organizers have gloated on Twitter that the march has closed schools! Gloating because they have interfered with a child’s education and burdened females who cannot afford childcare or lose a day of work. Stay classy!
— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 6, 2017
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